Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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Neighbors Form Human Chain to Protect Man From ICE

Agents eventually gave up and left in Tennessee

(Newser) - As Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents attempted to detain a man suspected of being in the country illegally Monday, his neighbors intervened in a big way. They, along with activists from the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, gathered in the Hermitage, Tennessee, yard and delivered water to the man... More »

US-Born Teen Detained by Border Patrol Released

Francisco Erwin Galicia's case became immigration flashpoint

(Newser) - A US-born 18-year-old was released from immigration custody Tuesday after wrongfully being detained for more than three weeks, the AP reports. Francisco Erwin Galicia left a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Pearsall, Texas, on Tuesday. His lawyer, Claudia Galan, confirmed he had been released, less than a... More »

ICE Official: 'There Have Been No Mass Arrests'

This week has been 'business as usual,' he says

(Newser) - The planned raids to round up thousands of migrants subject to deportation orders have been something of a non-event so far, according to a Immigration and Customs Enforcement official. "This notion that we were going to do this massive sweep—to be honest, there have been limited results so... More »

Planned ICE Sweep Turns Into Coffee and Doughnuts

Officials opt for a few low-key raids instead

(Newser) - A federal plan to detain at least 2,000 immigrants in a nationwide sweep Sunday has devolved into a handful of low-key raids with few if any arrests, the New York Times reports. The plan for ICE agents to dramatically round up immigrants who have removal orders—which was highly... More »

Now ICE Raids in Cities Are Planned for Sunday

Groups advise migrants of their rights in anticipation

(Newser) - The postponed raids to arrest thousands of migrant families in at least 10 cities across the country now are scheduled to begin Sunday. The ICE raids are to take place over more than one day and are aimed at families already ordered to leave. But they also could involve the... More »

Mom: Daughter, 1, Died After Weeks in ICE Custody

Guatemalan girl died weeks after release

(Newser) - "My Mariee died on what is Mother's Day in my country," Yazmin Juarez told a House Oversight subcommittee Wednesday, recounting how her daughter had been healthy when they made the trek north from Guatemala, but became ill during the weeks they spent in Immigration and Customs Enforcement... More »

Truck Driver in Biker Crash Could Get Deported

Mass. license for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy ought to have been suspended after drunk driving arrest

(Newser) - The 23-year-old truck driver charged with killing seven bikers in a horrific crash in New Hampshire shouldn't have been on the road. Ukrainian national and permanent resident Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who police say plowed into the bikers with his Dodge 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer, was arrested for drunken... More »

Trump Puts Immigration Raids on the Shelf

He's apparently using it as leverage with the Democrats

(Newser) - President Trump has sidelined a plan to launch raids against undocumented families nationwide—but why he did so isn't quite clear, the New York Times reports. Slated for Sunday, the ICE raids were designed to deport roughly 2,000 migrant families who had court-ordered removals. Then the president hit... More »

Trump Orders ICE to Start Family Raids on Sunday

Operation is planned in up to 10 major cities

(Newser) - President Trump has ordered ICE to conduct a mass roundup of families in major cities that could begin before dawn Sunday. Agents are to take up to 2,000 families into custody that have received deportation orders, the Washington Post reports. Trump had tweeted on Monday that the raids would... More »

Before Campaign Launch, Trump Announces Mass Deportations

'They will be removed as fast as they come in'

(Newser) - President Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally. In a pair of tweets Monday night—the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid—Trump said that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week "begin the process of removing the millions of illegal... More »

'Immigration Knife Fight' Breaks Out at White House

Stephen Miller wanted someone else to lead ICE, officials say

(Newser) - President Trump's right-hand man on immigration tried another shakeup at Homeland Security this week and triggered a behind-the-scenes battle—one so vicious that an aide called it an "immigration knife fight." Per administration officials, Stephen Miller objected to President Trump naming former FBI official Mark Morgan as... More »

He Wanted His Wife Gone. So He Drove to an ICE Office

Antonio Oswaldo Burgos gets 4 months in prison for trying to bribe ICE officer

(Newser) - It may have seemed like a simple plan in his own mind. But, as the Washington Post reports, what Antonio Oswaldo Burgos tried to do in an attempt to get rid of his wife didn't end well: He tried to bribe an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer to deport... More »

Trump Taps 'True Believer' to Head ICE

Trump says Mark Morgan 'will do a great job!'

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is tapping a former border patrol chief who served in the Obama administration to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the AP reports. Trump tweets that Mark Morgan "will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE."... More »

ICE Deports, Then Brings Back Husband of Fallen US Soldier

Couple's 12-year-old daughter was still in Phoenix

(Newser) - The husband of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan was deported to Mexico last week, leaving the couple's 12-year-old daughter behind, before ICE reversed itself and brought the man back to Phoenix. Officers arrested Jose Gonzalez Carranza, 30, on his way to his construction job last week and deported... More »

Report: White House Wanted to Send Migrants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

ICE told them the plan was unworkable

(Newser) - The White House wanted to send a message to Democrats by sending buses of apprehended migrants to "sanctuary cities" that refuse to hand over undocumented immigrants for deportation, according to emails seen by the Washington Post . The move was apparently proposed at least twice in the last six months,... More »

Trump Dumps ICE Nominee for Someone 'Tougher'

Ron Vitiello is no longer the president's choice to head agency

(Newser) - A move unpredictable even for a president known for his unpredictability came down Thursday regarding President Trump's nomination for a new chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The president withdrew his pick of Ron Vitiello—a longtime border official with more than three decades of law enforcement experience, and... More »

He Went to Motel 6 to Wrap His Kids' Gifts. Then ICE Came

Just one story cited by Washington state AG in announcing $12M settlement hotel chain will pay

(Newser) - If you or any family members stayed at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between Feb. 1, 2015, and Sept. 17, 2017, you may want to check out the latest statement from the attorney general there. Per NPR , Bob Ferguson announced that Motel 6 will pay $12 million... More »

280 Face Deportation After Massive ICE Raid

Protests follow arrest of 'community members' in Allen, Texas

(Newser) - Numerous complaints against a Texas tech refurbishment business have led to the arrest of more than 280 employees who will now be processed for deportation. "As far as immigration-related arrests, this is the largest ICE worksite operation at one site in the last 10 years," special agent Katrina... More »

The Border Glut Is 'Staggering'

One analyst describes a 'system-wide collapse'

(Newser) - An unprecedented migrant wave is snarling the immigrant system and peppering the Texas-Mexico border with sad sights—like dozens of families jammed under a bridge in El Paso, the El Paso Times reports. "It's staggering," says McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez. "Really, we’ve never seen... More »

ICE Grabs 'Dreamer' Flight Attendant

Selene Saavedra Roman is held for over 5 weeks

(Newser) - A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said. Selene Saavedra Roman, 28, who immigrated illegally to the US... More »

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